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Band 7 Senior Clinician- Chatsworth House

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to develop yourself professionally?

We are looking for an experienced clinician to join our Autism Diagnostic teams in Swindon. The successful candidate will support the Diagnostic Lead in the supervision of other practitioners, assessment and formulation of complex cases, and strategic work to support and develop the service.

Our staff choose to work here because it gives them the chance to focus and immerse themselves within the field of adult autism. Feedback from service users repeatedly tells us that we offer services, which can be life changing and are highly valued by the people we support. This makes our work truly rewarding.

The Team operates during office hours and is based in Swindon, a large town with a diverse population. We can offer flexible working hours (within our core business hours), including remote working. Equipment is provided to enable remote working.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will contribute to a range of activities. Primarily, to provide high quality complex diagnostic assessments for adults suspected of having autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, making a contribution to consultation and training to other professionals, supervision and reflective practice within the MDT along with research and service development of the service.

We carry out our assessments according to a NICE gold standard pathway, using tools such as the ADOS, ADI-R, CAT-Q, and DISCO. Applicants must have experience of undertaking diagnostic assessments for autism using existing NICE-recommended tools, as well as having a proven track record of contributing to the development and delivery of innovative, evidence-based initiatives to improve the quality of life of adults with autism.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

You will enjoy the benefits of working in AWP, an NHS Trust that is committed to developing highly skilled workforce and actively encourages professional development opportunities. You will be encouraged and supported to participate in additional training and development activities.

You will also benefit from the generous NHS pension scheme and exclusive NHS discounts.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are seeking to develop your leadership skills and you are ambitious to progress your career to transform the lives of people with a learning disability and/or autism, then apply for this role.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully, and when you complete your application form make sure that it reflects the knowledge, skills and experience as described in the person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Registered HCP
  • Significant post-qualifying clinical experience
  • Formal post-graduate diploma level qualification in relevant field
  • Significant experience of complex cases and risk management, effective caseload management
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding in the theory and practice of Recovery Principles
  • Experience in prioritising and managing the work of a team


  • Learning Disability/ASD experience
  • Management/Leadership experience

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Chatsworth House

6 Bath Road



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